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Magpupungko Tidal Pool

They are tagged now as the Surf Capital of the Philippines, no wonder why everyone is dying to visit Siargao. The reason is not just about surfing, but the different activities and stunning white sand beaches and islands it possesses.

Four years had passed after my last visit to this beautiful island. This was due to the Pandemic and the recent super typhoon Odette that greatly affected Siargao.

Our first stop is the famous Magpupungko Tidal Pool. This is located in the town of Pilar, Siargao. The Pool as you can see in the images below is visible during low tide. You can walk towards the pool, it is also deep enough for people to swim and even jump on top of the big rocks. The water is crystal clear, you can do a floating pose and have a picture and still, you will be able to see the bottom of the sea.

This is one of the popular shots most people do when they visit Magpupungko Tidal Pool.

Magpupungko Tidal Pool

Let us talk about accommodation and food. There are plenty in Siargao you can use from, though as what everyone may think that it is more of the local vibe for accommodation and food, actually there is more what Siargao Island can offer.

Siago Resort

The image above and the ones below were taken from a hotel and resort called Siago. I think the name is closely related to the place itself, Siargao. This place is amazingly beautiful. They have a very nice beachfront view, white sands and all. The ambiance is picture-perfect for feeling the Island vibes. Their food is good and not that expensive as well.

If you want to stay for a longer period in Siargao I think the best way to stay is through homestays. They are very practical and will save you a lot of money.

Siargao Island

The place where we stayed for 5 days was located in Pilar, Siargao. We chose this place since it is almost at the center of Siargao, which means that it is closer to any other places we want to visit. Aside from the reason above, the place is ideal if you really want to relax and enjoy the mangrove views. The town has a laid-back feel which helps you destress from the from or just want to be away from the city crowd.

The place was amazing, it was basically a Japanese house concept. All are made of wood and it is facing the mangrove area. You can simply jump and swim right away or just in front of your room’s door!

You can also do fishing but not in the mangrove area since this is now declared a sanctuary and it is illegal to fish there. But you can rent a boat to fish in the open sea.

There are a lot of things Siargao can offer, visit Siargao for an experience that you will never forget!